The CRA is a properly constituted organisation, founded in 2007 and open to residents of our community and those with a historical connection to it. In recent years we have been involved in floral work around the village, which has helped win Silver Awards for Anstruther/Cellardyke in the Fife and Scotland in Bloom competition. Our floral boats were established at the top of the Windmill Road, on the Toon's Green and at Pickford Crescent, where our flagship, the Dyker Lass, has pride of place. On it is a brass plaque in memory of Allan Mclelland, our former treasurer, who worked so hard to create it. Previously our other interests at our monthly meetings included planning matters relevant to Cellardyke, environmental issues, and the creation of the informational boards for Cellardyke, detailing our history, industry and geology. We published a twice-yearly newsletter, distributed to all houses in Cellardyke, with local news and a feature on local history. Annually, we organised the very popular Cellardyke Burns Supper. We have also played a full part in the Silverdykes Liaison Committee, (SLC) which we have chaired since its inception in 2012, and continue to do so.
Above all, we have striven to preserve the identity of the village and foster a sense of belonging, and encourage all activities that promote this. Most importantly, perhaps, we have been able to provide a base for the reintroduction of the Cellardyke Sea Queen Ceremony by Richard Wemyss, our late chairman John Brown and their community team of volunteers. Increasingly, however, it has become clear that a different kind of organisation would be best suited to this, and to many of our other aims. Thus the Cellardyke Trust was born. At the same time, the completion of the work of the Silverdykes Liaison Committee – to advise Fife Council on the community's wishes for spending the final £100,000 of funding for open air leisure facilities - is still an important priority for the CRA. It was decided at our AGM in September 2020 that the CRA would continue to focus on this, whilst the new Trust focuses on the other aims of the CRA.
The Cellardyke Trust, which is now responsible for the Sea Queen and the telephone boxes, is currently developing new ideas and its own membership scheme. Further details will be available on the Cellardyke Trust Website:
Please take a look at their new site. As for the CRA, we wish the new Trust every success. The CRA will complete the original task we set out on in 2007: to help ensure the best outcome possible for Cellardyke from the Silverdykes Development in Cellardyke. Full information on making proposals to the SLC and on how the committee operates can be found on the anstruther.info website. A report on the latest situation can also be found appended to the minutes of our AGM in September, 2020.
On 28th October 2021, the Cellardyke Residents Association was formally dissolved. The Chairman’s closing remarks are available here
This website remains as a source of information about the work of the Cellardyke Residents Association and of Cellardyke itself.
Our thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us during our existence.